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Archive: 2010

  1. Merry Christmas!

    We would like to wish all our readers both real and virtual a very Merry Christmas and great strides towards success in 2011! This simple folded card is one of...

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  2. A terrible night for Manchester

    Next week is the 70th anniversary of the Manchester and Salford Blitz in 1940, when the two cities experienced the heaviest bombing of WW2, killing nearly a thousand people. Recent...

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  3. Who do you think they were?

    The Leech family archive is one of the most remarkable collections at Chetham’s Library, and through the use of diaries, photographs and personal ephemera, the exhibition chronicles the story of...

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  4. Anyone for chess?

    As the magic of the season begins to fall, we are reminded of the importance of enchantment, deception and curiosities in the making of holidays and special occasions. In this...

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  5. Two gentlemen of Manchester

    These two well-dressed gents are taken from the Manchester Scrapbook, a remarkable compilation of sketches, prints, maps and topographical views put together in the early years of the nineteenth century...

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  6. Desert Island Poems

    It’s been all go here at the Library recently, and on Friday night the beautiful Baronial Hall again provided the setting for an absorbing literary event. The poet Michael Schmidt...

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  7. Manchester Fourteen Miles

    Margaret Penn’s classic title Manchester Fourteen Miles was published in this Guild Books edition in 1950. The cover illustration beautifully reflects the popular style of graphic art of the early...

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  8. An evening’s entertainment

    Chetham’s Library had fun hosting a splendid concert given by Laetitia Sadier on Sunday. The event was part of the Abandon Normal Devices Festival and Laetitia was introduced by Phil...

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  9. Laetitia Sadier

    We are pleased to be hosting an exclusive performance by legendary musician Laetitia Sadier at the Library on Sunday evening. Laetitia, a founder member of the post-rock outfit Stereolab, recently...

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